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Distant markets, distant harms : economic complicity and Christian ethics, edited by Daniel K. Finn

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Distant markets, distant harms : economic complicity and Christian ethics
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Distant markets, distant harms
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economic complicity and Christian ethics
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edited by Daniel K. Finn
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eng
Summary
Does a consumer who bought a shirt made in another nation bear any moral responsibility when the women who sewed that shirt die in a factory fire or in the collapse of the building? Many have asserted, without explanation, that because markets cause harms to distant others, consumers bear moral responsibility for those harms. But traditional moral analysis of individual decisions is unable to sustain this argument. Distant Harms, Distant Markets presents a careful analysis of moral complicity in markets, employing resources from sociology, Christian history, feminism, legal theory, and Catholic moral theology today. Because of its individualistic methods, mainstream economics as a discipline is not equipped to understand the causality entailed in the long chains of social relationships that make up the market. Critical realist sociology, however, has addressed the character and functioning of social structures, an analysis that can helpfully be applied to the market. The True Wealth of Nations research project of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies brought together an international group of sociologists, economists, moral theologians, and others to describe these causal relationships and articulate how Catholic social thought can use these insights to more fully address issues of economic ethics in the twenty-first century. The result was this interdisciplinary volume of essays, which explores the causal and moral responsibilities that consumers bear for the harms that markets cause to distant others
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DLC
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index present
LC call number
HB835
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.D57 2014
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non fiction
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bibliography
Distant markets, distant harms : economic complicity and Christian ethics, edited by Daniel K. Finn
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Distant markets, distant harms : economic complicity and Christian ethics, edited by Daniel K. Finn
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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txt
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Contents
  • Early Christian philanthropy as a "marketplace" and the moral responsibility of market participants
  • Brian J. Matz
  • How a Thomistic moral framework can take social causality seriously
  • Mary Hirschfeld
  • Facing forward : feminist analysis of care and agency on a global scale
  • Cristina L.H. Traina
  • The African concept of "community" and "individual" in the context of the market
  • Paul Appiah Himin Asante
  • Individuating collective responsibility
  • Albino Barrera, O.P.
  • Who is responsible? : critical realism, market harms, and collective responsibility
  • Social causality and market complicity : specifying the causal roles of persons and structures
  • Daniel K. Finn
  • Douglas V. Porpora
  • Structural conditioning and personal reflexivity : sources of market complicity, critique, and change
  • Margaret S. Archer
  • The morality of action, reflexivity, and the relational subject
  • Pierpaolo Donati
  • Global warming : a case study in structure, agency, and accountability
  • John A. Coleman, S.J.
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xvii, 268 pages
Isbn
9780199370993
Lccn
2013036449
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
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(OCoLC)862780841

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